I wanted to make a quick What I Eat in a Day post and a quick update since I haven’t written anything here in almost a month. Last month I wanted to eat out less and eat a whole food plant-based diet (meaning no more vegan ice cream and takeout food for a week or two). I couldn’t believe how much better I felt almost instantly from not only not eating junk food, but also eating a larger volume of food. My rheumatoid flareups were few, and I also tried cutting out gluten to see if that would help (it seemed to help a bit!). The last week of the month I was lazy with my meals, so now I’m getting back on track and eating healthy again. Here’s what I eat in a day on a work day.
I didn’t feel like any breakfast food for breakfast so I made a bunch of food we had in our freezer.
This was lots of veggies (spinach, carrots, green beans, peas, and corn), purple hull peas, and Gardein Porkless Bites without the sauce. I mixed some hummus and sriracha together and topped it with that and sesame seeds. This was super easy and nutritious to have before work.
Also for a quick snack before work I had two dates and a tablespoon of peanut butter.
For lunch I ate some leftover gnocchi with spinach, diced tomatoes, and soyrizo. This was a quick and easy meal we had a few nights ago for dinner: We sautéed some yellow onions with soyrizo, then added to the pan a can of diced tomatoes. After the gnocchi boiled we added that to the pan with some spinach and nutritional yeast and dinner was done!
It was hard to make this look pretty in the Tupperware, but it was way more delicious than it looked.
Finally for dinner I made a grilled cheese sandwich. I didn’t get home from work until 10pm, so I wanted something really quick and easy to make. I added some daiya mozzarella style shreds, pepperjack style shreds, and a couple pieces of Tofurky deli slices to some rye and pumpernickel bread and let the oven do all the work.
On work days I try to get lots of protein and carbs in my diet since I’m on my feet for a few hours at a time and eating a ton of veggies helps to keep my energy and motivation up, even on bad days when I have flareups. Let me know what your go-to easy and healthy meals are in the comments, or on my instagram (healthy_ghost)!